CEG3002 : Construction Management

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


The module aims to allow students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills to enable them to identify and evaluate a range of construction management problems and to propose solutions to them.

Outline Of Syllabus

Ethics and professional practice
•       Commercialism and professional behaviour

Planning and Production Control
•       Construction processes
•       Selection of plant
•       Site constraints
•       Critical path analysis

•       The basics of delivering quality

Health and safety
•       Legislative background
•       Management of Health and Safety
•       Risk assessment

The Financial Environment
•       Civil Engineering Contracts
•       Costs and project documentation
•       Cash-flow forecasting
•       Financial control
•       Methods of measurement
•       Estimating and tendering
•       Tender and bid selection

There is a ‘Visualisation and BIM’ thread through the Civil Engineering programmes, mainly evident in the Design of Sustainable Engineering Systems (DSES) project modules. This module also makes a small contribution to the thread by touching on the latest requirements and opportunities for Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the context of construction projects, while this DSES3 module (CEG3001), running the same Semester, introduces the students to Revit, a practical tool for the application of BIM principles to collaborative data handling and visualisation. For MEng students, the thread will continue into the Sustainable Engineering Systems Design Project (CEG3004) in Semester 2.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture101:0010:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion100:305:00Revision for exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Coursework assignment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching101:0010:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study110:0010:00Reflective learning activities
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study148:0048:00Includes background reading and reading of lecture notes for a full understanding of the materia
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
CEG3703Professional Practice
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module will be delivered mainly through lectures and small group teaching activities. Knowledge of theory and practice are addressed within the contact time. The small group teaching activities will be organised so that a combination of exercises, worked examples and discussion can engage the student with their personal formation in the subject area.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A70Unseen written examination
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
CEG3703Professional Practice1N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M30Aspects of Health and Safety (approx 15 hrs effort)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Assessment of the health and safety aspects of the module syllabus is undertaken with a coursework assignment.

The remainder of the module syllabus is assessed with a time controlled closed book test where the students will be given briefing information in advance of the test to enable them to develop an understanding of the particular project scenario being used as the context for the assessment. During the test the students will have access to supporting materials as deemed appropriate by the module tutor.

Study Abroad students who are unable to return to Newcastle for the Semester 1 Assessment period would be required to sit an examination.

Reading Lists